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« on: June 13, 2006, 05:31:36 pm »
Can somebody provide a rundown of this again?

It keeps coming up, but I cannot remember the specifics.


Maybe somebody should pin up a summary of the Barstool Experiment as well - for future reference.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006, 05:38:30 pm »
Clumsily put, Let's say we were in a bar, having a few pints, and talking about the nature of Universe.

You point out that most of what we consider "matter" is made up of empty space; the distance between a nucleus, it's electrons, and the nearest adjacent atom is comparatively large; why, that barstool over there shouldn't even be considered a solid!

I respond by saying that as far as we can actually prove, that barstool might simply be a hallucination, for we're not actually seeing the barstool, we're processing electric signals in our heads generated by our optic nevrves that claim certain wavelengths of ligh have bounced off an object, but none of that says anything about whether or not the barstool actually exists.


Then ECH comes along, picks up the barstool, and proceeds to beat the shit out of us with it for being such pretentious assholes.

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 05:46:32 pm »
I really think this should be pinned.

Or possibly be the catalyst behind Discordia Revisited Advanced Course.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006, 05:56:36 pm »
The problem I have with it is that it isn't much fun.



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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006, 06:40:28 pm »
Aha.

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006, 06:54:56 pm »
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The problem I have with it is that it isn't much fun.

not much fun? wouldn't a short story like this be just what we want for the upcoming lollercaust pamphlet B thing?

i mean, it's even got a good solid (omg pun) punchline.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2006, 07:01:21 pm »
True.

It could probably use some punching up (OMGWTFBBQPUN!).

I also think Enricos Sacred Bull could go in.

What about it?  who's got some Lail to contribute?

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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2006, 07:02:54 pm »
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True.

It could probably use some punching up (OMGWTFBBQPUN!).

I also think Enricos Sacred Bull could go in.

What about it?  who's got some Lail to contribute?


I agree with the Sacred Bull.

Where the hell is that retired dictator anway?
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2006, 07:03:55 pm »
I dunno.  I miss that glorious faggot.

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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2006, 07:08:49 pm »
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I also think Enricos Sacred Bull could go in.

What about it?  who's got some Lail to contribute?


the sacred bull story was awesome.

i'll see if i can come up with anything, making up lail is at least more up my alley than writing down political angsty stuff (but i dont promise anything)

for the simple reason that you don't need to be believed for the first one to be successful :)

how heavy should we go on the inside-jokes btw?

- zero because they're n00bs?
- just a teensy bit of self-lailage?
- or medium chunks of injokes for great teasing and tickling "i want to be part of this to get this"

what would be the right way to capture (or just affect?) the humour receptive part of our audience?
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2006, 07:18:56 pm »
a LITTLE OF EVERYTHING, i WOULD THINK.

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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2006, 07:20:40 pm »
I'm not all that good at writing stuff that's intentionally funny, but I think the "Dinnertime in Little Saigon" story might fit the bill, and you're more than welcome to use it.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2006, 07:24:28 pm »
The weird logic bit was funny as hell.

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I saw this a while back in Apple Talk, but I'm too lazy to go thread-diving to quote it. Anyway, I think it appeals to the people with the sense of humor we're looking for.

And yeah, the bit about the Sacred Bull is a "must".
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2006, 12:51:13 am »
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True.

It could probably use some punching up (OMGWTFBBQPUN!).

I also think Enricos Sacred Bull could go in.

What about it?  who's got some Lail to contribute?


Gimmie a bit to warm up...

Seriously though, that'd be fucking awesome.

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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2006, 01:01:53 am »
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True.

It could probably use some punching up (OMGWTFBBQPUN!).

I also think Enricos Sacred Bull could go in.

What about it?  who's got some Lail to contribute?


Gimmie a bit to warm up...

Seriously though, that'd be fucking awesome.


Actually, now that I think about it, adding anything to that would just fuck it up.

Short, sweet, and to the point. I say leave it as is.

As far as the Barstool Experiment goes.

As far as straight up lail goes I'll try to get ahold of BGP or, failing that, see if I can pull something funny out of my ass.